What’s on today, Saturday 7 April
Film screenings every day of the week. Scroll down to see what’s on today.
Watermans arts centre, 40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 0DS
What’s showing today:
Mary Magdalene is an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history. The biblical biopic tells the story of Mary (Rooney Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix). She soon finds a place for herself within the movement and at the heart of a journey that will lead to Jerusalem.
Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.
The Square is a satire on art, culture and communication in the digital age. The film was the winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and stars Claes Bang (The Bridge), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale, Mad Men) and Dominic West (The Wire). The film centres around the launch of a new show about altruism and our duty to others called ‘The Square’, at a contemporary art museum in Stockholm. The curator, Christian, has his own views on social responsibility questioned when he becomes victim of a scam. Meanwhile the museum’s PR team have cooked up a viral stunt which causes public outcry. The museum is sent into an existential crisis. The film takes a unique and often surreal take on idealism and cynicism in the modern world.
Tickets available from: Watermans Main Box Office – Tel: 020 8232 1010 or Watermans website.